straight adverb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “straight” - Learner’s Dictionary


DIRECTION A2 in a straight line: It's straight ahead. He was looking straight at me.Geometrical shapesSpherical, circular and annular objectsStraight, even and level
IMMEDIATELY B1 immediately: I went straight back to sleep.Immediately
sit up/stand up straight B2 to sit or stand with your body verticalSitting and standing
not think straight If you cannot think straight, you are not thinking clearly about something: I was so tired, I couldn't think straight.Confusion, confusing and feeling confused
tell sb straight (out) to tell someone the truth in a clear way: I told him straight that he wasn't getting a pay increase.Honesty, openness and sincerityBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendly
straight away B1 immediately: Go there straight away.Immediately
(Definition of straight adverb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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